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Uterine Fibroids (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

If a woman has any questions about her uterine health, seek medical assistance as soon as possible. If a woman has any of the following, she should notify her health care practitioner:

  • Irregular or heavy menstrual cycle, bleeding between periods
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Fever or night sweats
  • Increasing abdominal girth
  • Concerns about pregnancy or inability to become pregnant

If a woman has any of the following signs or symptoms she should contact a health care practitioner immediately or go to a hospital's emergency department.

  • Menstrual bleeding soaking through more than 3 pads per hour
  • Severe or prolonged pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or chest pain associated with vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal bleeding associated with pregnancy or possible pregnancy
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/9/2014

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